Sausages and greens and a giveaway

What can I say? I am being terrible at keeping up with posting regularly… I am so bad that today my blog had forgotten me 🙁 I had to go look for the login page and log back in! That is how long I haven’t been on my blog…. Well once again I have to ask for forgiveness. On the bright side, I come bearing gifts!

I’m doing my first giveaway ever! I was recently contacted by by Gold’n Plump, the largest chicken producer of the Midwest, and was asked to try their new line of chicken sausages. I accepted and a few days later the sausages were at my doorstep. They looked so good, I cooked some that same night. And the following night I made some more. And on the weekend I used them for my kebabs.  The recipe I share is super simple and has only 3 ingredients: that shows much flavor there is in those sausages!

Have to say that contrary to all predictions, my favorite were the hot Italian sausages. I usually don’t like Italian sausages, but these one are so nicely flavored that I loved them. The fennel is not overpowering and the hot pepper gives them a little kick. The regular ones also have a surprising hint of lemon that makes them very light and refreshing. And they contain 50% less fat than pork sausages! And the lack of fat does not translate in lack of flavor or in dry sausages. They are pretty delicious even compared to regular sausages!

So onto the giveaway. Enter to win a sampler of Gold’n Plump chicken sausages.

  • This giveaway is open to US residents only
  • The givaway expires on June 12th at 12:00pm CST
  • The winner will be randomly selected using the random number generator at and announced on the post on Thursday June 14th
  • Full disclosure: This giveaway is sponsored by Gold’n Plump.

Required Entry: please leave a comment on this post and tell me what you would do with these sausages.

Extra Entries:

  • Follow Italian in the Midwest on Twitter, then leave a separate comment (even you are already following).
  • Like Italian in the Midwest on Facebook, then leave a separate comment (even you are already subscribing).
  • Twit “Come over to @ItalianMidwest and win some chicken brats by @goldnplump”, then leave a separate comment.

Good luck!

Sausage and greens and a giveaway

Sausage and greens and a giveaway


  • 3 hot italian chicken sausages
  • 1 bunch mustard greens
  • 1-2 tsp oil


  1. Remove the sausages from their casings and crumble them.
  2. As sausages to a hot wok with a bit of olive oil. Stir and let cook.
  3. Clean the mustard greens and cut them into pieces.
  4. Place the greens in the wok over the sausage and put a lid on top. After 2-3 minutes, stir the greens and cover again.
  5. After another 3 minutes the greens should be all wilted but still green. Take them off the fire and serve hot.
  6. You can also use to dress pasta!

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42 Responses to Sausages and greens and a giveaway

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  2. Carolsue says:

    I tweeted
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  3. Carolsue says:

    I would use the Hot Italian Sausage to make my favorite sausage, pasta, green pepper, onion and pasta sauce recipe!
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  4. Sarah Blake says:

    twitter follower as xsarry777x

  5. Sarah Blake says:

    facebook fan!

  6. Sarah Blake says:

    Yum! I’d grill them up with my fiance 🙂

  7. tigerfish says:

    Simply, I was just thinking of grilling them and making hot dogs with cool cucumbers as the accompaniment. More fancy, I would add chunks into tomato-based pasta sauce.

  8. Lisa says:

    I would make a favorite family recipe using sliced Italian sausage, cannelini beans, tomatoes and pasta.

  9. Brandy M says:

    I substituted the Chicken Italian Sausage for my usual pork Italian sausage. The kids knew something was different, but couldn’t figure it out. They enjoyed it and I didn’t tell them.

  10. Janet Welna says:

    I love your idea of using them for Kebobs! That sounds delicious!

  11. Sheri says:

    I love to cook these with a tomato sauce and serve over pasta.

  12. Kiri W. says:

    Don’t I know how that feels! May has been crazy, but I think I am finally back 🙂 Looks like a fantastic dish!

  13. Linda G says:

    I like Italian in the Midwest on FB

  14. Linda G says:

    I would grill them or use just as or in place of pork sausage

  15. nadine fontaine says:

    not very original I know, but I think I’d just grill them the first time. Love all the ideas everyone has for using the chicken sausages…

  16. Keny says:

    I would use to simply grill for a cookout

  17. Mary Ellen Walker says:

    Lasagna and the recipe posted! Yummy!

  18. elizabeth says:

    posted Come over to @ItalianMidwest and win some chicken brats by @goldnplump on facebook since i don’t have a twitter!

  19. elizabeth says:

    following on facebook!

  20. elizabeth says:

    I would feed my kids with these! I support a family of 6!

  21. Rachel K says:

    I would make a delicious pasta dish with a ton of veggies. I would also fry some up on the stove for my daughter. She has autism so she’s very picky about what she eats, but loves plain sausages!

  22. Meghan says:

    I liked you on Facebook

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  24. Everything looks delicious and such a nice healthy alternative!

  25. I know I am not eligible to win but I just have to say that that recipe is genius. I literally have some sausages in the fridge and was dreading doing my usual with them. Now I feel inspired!

  26. Jean says:

    liked them on facebook

  27. busyworkingmama follows you on twitter

  28. I would use them in a breakfast bake or in gumbo. Your recipe sounds delicious!

  29. Raymund says:

    I want this but 🙁
    I live in NZ
    Anyways I can still try the recipe which looks so good!

  30. Jean says:

    I would make sausage meatballs, or add it to stir fry! so many possiblities

  31. Jolie Brown says:

    There is a fantastic bean soup with greens. I currently make it with a chicken sausage, but I’ve never tried these, and would love to! Thanks for the opportunity to participate.

  32. Ramona says:

    I love sausage and greens!! They really balance out the rice and spicy with the bitterness of the greens. Great giveaway. 🙂

  33. Rachel says:

    I tweeted about the giveaway (@tramplingrose).

  34. Rachel says:

    I follow you on Twitter.

  35. Rachel says:

    My husband and I would devour those Apple-Maple ones for breakfast ASAP–We’re big fans of chicken-apple-maple sausages. I’d probably use the hot ones for sliders, with some peppers and mozzarella. Yum!

  36. I’ve been trying to incorporate more greens into my diet and your dish sounds wonderful. I’d probably make lasagna cups w/pesto – take wonton wrappers and press into mini muffin pan. Layer in ricotta, Parmesan, oregano, basil, pasta sauce, cooked sausage and pesto.

  37. amy marantino says:

    i tweeted (@onitnaram)

  38. amy marantino says:

    i f ollow Italian in the Midwest on Twitter (@onitnaram)

  39. amy marantino says:

    i would make a sausage and egg sandwich feast

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